Address pandemic gaps in teaching & learning
Substantive learning has not taken place in 2 years. Technology is not a substitute for being in a classroom and taught by a teacher. Social emotional teaching and learning is more important than ever.
Ensure curriculum is setting students up for success in real life
Incorporate financial literacy into math curriculum and socially relevant vocabulary into English curriculum. Ensure teachers have access to resources so students can engage in hands on learning. Ensure Teachers have professional development focusing on relevant and relatable teaching practices.
Ensure inclusive practices in teaching
Encourage critical thinking and discourse in the classroom. Establish a committee of students, teachers, and community members to review inclusiveness in curriculum. Work with state leaders on what is appropriate in local curriculum and best for students.